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Grapheme clusters, a.k.a.real characters

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:12 PM, Steve D'Aprano
<steve+python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:12 am, Gregory Ewing wrote:
>> Chris Angelico wrote:
> [snip overly complex and complicated string implementation]

An accurate description, but in my own defense, I had misunderstood
Marko's idea. Actually, the implementation I detailed was far SIMPLER
than I thought it would be; I started writing that post trying to
prove that it was impossible, but it turns out it isn't actually
impossible. Just highly impractical.